Head scratching after Sunday Telegraph article

A Sunday Telegraph article that said the future of Office Depot UK had been “thrown into doubt” after having its…

ACCO raises outlook after strong Q2 results

Price increases and good back-to-school (BTS) sell-in in North America helped ACCO Brands achieve record Q2 sales and adjusted earnings…

BTS timing hits BIC H1 sales

Leading writing instruments manufacturer BIC has said that later back-to-school (BTS) purchasing in Europe and North America negatively impacted its…

Xerox investing in IT services

Print OEM Xerox has said it sees a “significant opportunity” to grow IT services in the SMB market. On this…

ADVEO Italy deal off

The eleventh-hour agreement to save ADVEO’s Italian subsidiary has collapsed. In a regulatory filing to the Spanish stock market authority…

Weedon takes over at Print-Rite Europe

Print industry veteran Steve Weedon is the new CEO of Print-Rite’s operations in Europe, OPI understands. Weedon has been working…

Staples sells businesses in France, Italy and Spain

France-based Raja Group has announced an agreement to acquire four of Staples Solutions’ European direct brands. The transaction covers four…

Antalis provides preliminary results

Distribution company Antalis has provided preliminary H1 operating results that show a decline in sales and EBITDA. Sales for the…

Organic declines at Takkt

Q2 organic sales at business supplies reseller Takkt declined at both its European and North American operations. Reported sales for…

Two Sides study reveals paper perception gap | Xerox set to adopt new holding...

A round-up of this week’s business supplies news from around the globe. Bridging the paper perception gap A new study…

Grainger lowers sales guidance

MRO and business products reseller Grainger has lowered its sales guidance for 2019 due to softening US demand and challenges…

Sales surge at Knoll

Contract office furniture company Knoll has reported a strong set of second quarter results, driven by double-digit growth in its…

Cloud and services boost for ALSO

European IT distributor ALSO has reported comparable EBITDA growth of 15% in the first half of the year. Adjusted EBITDA…

PBS Network working to onboard French OP industry

After being chosen as the preferred option for a digital data exchange platform by the French office products industry association…

UPM reducing capacity as paper demand drops

UPM’s Communication Papers division reported a solid set of Q2 results, but the company is still taking out a significant…

ISSA launches CMI consulting programme

Worldwide cleaning industry association ISSA has launched a consulting initiative through its educational arm the Cleaning Management Institute (CMI). The…

Logitech continues robust growth

EOS and accessories vendor Logitech has once again posted strong quarterly results, this time with sales up 9% in constant…

European sales surge at Acme

Acme United has reported a 28% year-on-year local currency jump in Q2 sales at its European operations. The increase was…

Advantia launches dealer portal

UK dealer group Advantia has announced a dedicated online portal for its members called Community. Through the site, Advantia’s dealers…

De Feydeau relishing “interesting” challenge

OPI caught up recently with Guillaume de Feydeau, the new Managing Director of Office Depot France. Guillaume de Feydeau is…

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SPR announces new HQ and DC plans

North American wholesaler S.P. Richards (SPR) is set to move to new headquarters in the coming weeks following last month’s…